‘Modi doing politics on sacrifices of soldiers’
It was occasion to raise the war cry of ‘Jai Kisan’ at Sansad Marg where Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s Kisan Yatra concluded but the Gandhi scion even ended up raising ‘Jai Jawan’ slogan. And while doing so, the Amethi MP also ended up accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of playing politics over the sacrifice of Indian Army soldiers during surgical strikes.
“Jo hamare jawan hain jinhone apna khoon diya hai, Jammu and Kashmir mein khoon diya hai, jinhone Hindustan ke liye surgical strike kiye hain, unke khoon ke peeche aap chhupe hain. Unki aap dalali kar rahe ho. Yeh bilkul galat hai. Who Aapna Kaam kar rahe hain. Aap apna kariye. Sena ka paisa badha. Unko 7th pay commission main tankha badha ke do”
(Modiji you are using sacrifice of our brave jawans for your own gains. You are hiding behind the blood of soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir and those who carried out the surgical strikes for India. You are exploiting their sacrifices, which is very wrong. They are doing their job. You (Modi) do yours. Increase their (soldiers) salaries, Gandhi said.
The Amethi MP was addressing a rally here, which marked the culmination of his month-long Kisan Yatra which started from Deoria in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.
When the surgical strikes had happened, Gandhi had praised Modi for his first Prime Minister-like action in last two years of NDA government in power. However, from last few days opposition parties have been complaining about the posters have been put up BJP members in UP. AAP, JDU, CPI and even Congress have raised the issue that surgical strikes should not be politicized.
Terming BJP AS ‘Credit Chor’ Dr Ajoy Kumar said, “Yes we are proud of our Army and will not accept taking credit from our Army. What Rahul Gandhi said on Thursday is the absolute truth. Mr Modi, BJP and RSS have insulted India and its Army by across UP. Also, defense minister is being felicitated in political program. This shows BJP is taking credit from the army.”
Armed with Kisan Mangpatras, Gandhi resumed his Kisan Yatra from Meerut. Criss-crossing the poll bound state, Gandhi travelled 141 assembly constituencies and addressed 26 major Khat Sabhas plus more than 700 meeting points.
“Modiji had said he has a 56-inch chest and will fight out corruption, but he instead brought out a ‘Fair and Lovely scheme’ for turning the blackmoney of the country’s thieves into white. The money has not come into the pockets of farmers, labour and small shopkeepers, but went into those of 15 top businessmen. Only Modiji and his friends are happy,” he said during a meeting Delhi.
Throughout his 3,500 km long yatra in UP, Gandhi raised the issue of loan waiver for farmers along with cut in their electricity bills and increase in crops’ MSP. He reiterated that he would force the NDA government to provide a loan waiver for farmers.